Chenille Fabric Bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This was my first project using this technique - and I think it came out just great. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try stitching circles or diamonds. Use woven strips or shapes in the layers. Try fine dressmaking fabrics for a more delicate result. Perhaps stitch on some beads or sequins. Just experiment and have fun.

What you will need

  • I used a mixture of plain and printed soft furnishing fabrics left over from other projects - a great way to use up your stash of remnants. Curtain interlining was used to add bulk. 6mm piping and a magnetic clasp were used to make handles and decorative closure.

Q&A with annewaller

Gabriele Burris asked:
Great idea, I love the purse. I have stacks of sample furniture materials I have been making into simple gift bags to put presents inside, I will have to use your method next time to help me get rid of my other remnants. Thanks for sharing :)
annewaller answered:
Thanks so much for lovely comment. Do let me know how you get on. ;0)
Mama45 asked:
I love it. I am new to sewing and wondering why the material doesn't fray ?
annewaller answered:
As GrayHog has mentioned if you stitch on the diaonal you control the fray so it doesn't disintigrate when washed or scrubbed but leaves a lovely chenille edge.

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